Everton FC News: CHELSEA coach Andre Villas-Boas admitted that he ‘didn’t really know’ about Ross Barkley’s ability after being linked with a £20million move in January for the Everton teenager.
Villas-Boas said: “People have told me he’s a good young, British talent.
“I really don’t know the player.”
The Portuguese also revealed he had complained to referees’ chief Mike Riley about the performance of the officials in Chelsea’s Premier League defeat at Manchester United.
Villas-Boas was still smarting by the manner of what was his first loss in charge of the Londoners and his first defeat in a league game for 17 months.
Chelsea fell 2-0 behind at Old Trafford on Sunday to goals which replays showed should not have stood as both scorers had been offside, with United eventually running out 3-1 winners.
Villas-Boas said: “Very, very unhappy with a poor performance from the referees, which in the end had a decisive role in the result, and I don’t take it very, very lightly. I already went further ahead with the situation by speaking to the correct people.”